AUGUSTA — A driver and her passenger were both taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center with injuries suffered after a car they were in rolled over on Route 3 Monday morning, according to Sgt. Daniel Boivin of the Augusta Police Department.

Of the two injured in the accident, the driver, Lacey Rexford, 26, of Vassalboro received the “more severe” injuries, Boivin said.

Her passenger was Matthew Ramsden, 24, of Augusta.

While Boivin could not provide many details about their conditions, he said both driver and passenger received facial and upper-body injuries in the accident, and that according to hospital officials, none of the injuries seemed life-threatening.

The crash happened as Rexford was driving west on Route 3, which is also called North Belfast Avenue. Shortly before 9 a.m., her car left the road and struck several obstacles — a Progressive Insurance building, a small pine tree, a cinder block well-head — before coming to a rest upside down.

The car was significantly damaged, along with another vehicle that was struck by the cinder blocks that went flying when the car struck and destroyed the well-head, Boivin said. The cinder blocks also ended up smashing the window of a neighboring apartment.


According to Boivin, Rexford told investigators that she swerved her vehicle to avoid striking an animal, leading to the accident. She also mentioned being late for an appointment, according to Boivin.

Officers are still investigating the cause of the accident. No charges have been filed in connection with it, Boivin said.

Both Rexford and Ramsden were wearing seat belts at the time, he added.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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Twitter: @ceichacker

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